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Oklahoma City Thunder ranks No. 1 in NBA in local TV ratings

Thunder's 7.9 rating in Oklahoma City well ahead of local ratings for Heat (5.8) and Spurs (5.7).
by Mel Bracht Published: January 3, 2013
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* Marshall Faulk will interview Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, a former OU star, on “NFL GameDay Morning” at 11 a.m. Saturday. He will discuss not breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and recovery from knee surgery.

* KGHM-AM 1340, “The Game,” has replaced Jim Rome with Jay Mohr from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Rome jumped to the new CBS Sports Radio Network and his radio show airs on only two Oklahoma stations — Lawton's KXCA-AM 1380 and Stillwater's KSPI-FM 93.7 — according to his website.

* ESPN's Hannah Storm hosted ABC's Rose Bowl Parade coverage on Tuesday, less than three weeks after getting seriously burned in a propane gas grill accident. Storm suffered second-degree burns on her chest and hands and first-degree burns to her face and neck.

* Chris Baker, the longtime Citadel operations manager in Oklahoma City, has been hired as program director for KGHM and rock station KBRU-FM 94.7.

* Samantha Steele, an ESPN “College GameDay” host, recently married Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder in Wisconsin. This is the first time either Ponder, 24, or Steele, 27, has been married.